WMAT moves back to Phase Three

WHITERIVER – The White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) announced in a July 22 press release that they were returning to Phase Three of their reopening plan on Sunday, July 25 at 10 p.m. The reason cited was the recent increase of COVID-19 cases on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and the prevalence of the Delta variant in Arizona.

The monthly dashboard posted on the WMAT Emergency Operations Center’s (EOC) Facebook page, dated July 23, showed a daily increase of positives of 13; active positive cases, 49 and 125 inconclusive, which means there is a Coronavirus in the sample but it is at such a low amount that technically it does not meet the criteria to be counted as a positive.

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With 20 plus years media experience, Barbara Bruce is an award winning journalist, senior reporter and monthly columnist for the White Mountain Independent.

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